Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A New Year....and some resolutions.




Slowly the house is being cleaned and freshened. 

 Christmas was such a busy time....it feels WONDERFUL to slow down!!!!



Gone are the snowmen.....moving onward and upward!!!


A few resolutions....to finish UFOs and to use my stash!!!


Practicing my machine quilting....


Diminishing some of my FigTree fabrics.
I did not realize how much I had!!!


More machine quilting...


More UFOs being bound and displayed. 


Having lots of fun as I go along...


Practice may not make PERFECT, but I seem to do better with each quilt!!!


I am back to a full teaching schedule
...and treated myself to a NEW TEACHER BAG!!!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Cath Kidston!!!


Other resolutions....
To lose those "what was I thinking" Christmas lbs!!!

Is playing Sorry with your sweet Grandson considered aerobic????


Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Blessings....


What Joy, such Happiness....Heartfelt Memories. 

Enjoy our Christmas....we sure did!!!! 
























Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Season......




I begin by wishing you the joy of the Season....


Our days have been busy, but filled with delight. 


We have enjoyed Holiday Performances....


...where excited parents share LOTS of encouraging HUGS. 


We celebrated St. Nicholas enjoying wonderful Dutch treats....


....and hugs for our sweet hostess!!!


Cousins gathered to enjoy treats...


...and to closely check if they were on Santa's "Naughty or Nice" list !!!!


Someone was VERY nice...


...while SOMEONE found themselves on the NAUGHTY list!!!
I think a hug changed Santa's list back to NICE. 


There were so many moments to cherish...


We were off to Santa Barbara to enjoy our weekend home. 


A time to rest and relax....


....to pretend we are Mary craddling the baby Jesus,


....then to dress warmly for our evening activity.  


Our tradition includes singing Christmas Carols at the Santa Barbara Mission. 
Softly lit with candles, it is a wonderous sight.


What a joy to be together...


....to share with little ones the beauty of the manger.


From young to old....we are grateful to celebrate all of our blessings. 


Little ones play with new toys...


....and enjoy special gifts that come from the HEART. 


We cherish the gift of the Christ Child.
We keep the wonder of this gift as our reason to celebrate.

Merry Christmas one and all.  XXX